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Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd

2 Neeve Place, Napier 4112, New Zealand
+64 6-844 5693
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Shore Excursion Half-Day Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour
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Shore Excursion: Napier Art Deco Tour with Wine and Beer Tasting
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Half-Day Wine and Beer Tour from Napier
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We are a family owned and operated Local Tour company. We specialize in private local tours, including Cruise Ship Shore Excursions. These tours offer Sightseeing, Art Deco, City history, also Wine and Brewery Tours. This is truly a fantastic region to visit. Napier was completely destroyed in 1931 by a 7.8 earthquake, and rebuilt in the style of the day, mainly Art Deco and Spanish Mission. Napier, along with the Hawkes Bay region, has been a secret for too long, discover it today with us.
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2 Neeve Place, Napier 4112, New Zealand
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Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

From the time I wrote to inquire about tours during winter till the time we completed our tour, everything has been wonderful. John always went far and beyond. He not only answered my questions, he would sometimes suggest better alternatives. John had arranged a perfect...More

1  Thank Wendy K
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hi Wendy K: Thank you for taking the time to write your fantastic review. I really do appreciate receiving reviews. This is how we can grow our small business and get to know that what we are doing is what our clients expect. I do...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

John was the perfect host from the time we called to book our tour to the time he dropped us back at our hotel. John was flexible in creating a tour to suit our requests and his knowledge of historical and current Napier is excellent....More

1  Thank gertrudeandlola
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hi Gertrudeandlola: Thank you for the fantastic review of your tour. Yes, we don't advertise the point, but yes, you get a bonus Napier History and Art Deco tour of the are as part of our tours. I am really glad you enjoyed the extras...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Despite the rain we had a wonderful morning tour of Napiers Art Deco features with John. Picked up from our accommodation by John in his very comfortable van(we were the only people on the tour). John gave a great explanation of the earthquake and consequences...More

Thank ikedeb
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Hi ikedeb: Thank you for your fantastic review. I recall your tour very well, it was not a good day at all. I am pleased you enjoyed the tour. As you mention, we are only too happy to stop as requested for photos as we...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

We recently booked a tour with Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours. We can not speak highly enough of the tour we were given. Our guide -Tina - was very knowledgeable and friendly. There was 5 of us in our group in a mini van. We had...More

1  Thank cruisingfive
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi cruisingfive: Thank you so much for your review. It is fantastic to hear back and read Fantastic reviews like your own. The Discover Hawkes Bay Shore Excursion is perhaps the most popular of any shore excursions in Napier we are proud to say. The...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

We were picked up by John and started our tour. I had requested that we need to sit in the front and John actually had seats reserved for us in the front of the van. Took us right around surrounding areas of Napier. Incredible scenery....More

1  Thank scoobydiver
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Hi scoobydiver: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review. Yes, requesting the front seat is a simple request and so easy to accommodate. People have their reasons for this request and we are all about making your tour the...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We did this tour last year and visited again with a different group of friends, once again a fantastic day, great wine, heaps of laughs, relaxing easy going 10 out of 10More

Thank Andrew B
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Hi Andrew B, Thank you for choosing us again and for the second fabulous review of our wine tour. I am really glad that you and your friends all enjoyed the tour... it went really well from my perspective also. It was great to see...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This was the first time we had been to Hawkes Bay together and we're very glad we came. We were here to attend a friends wedding and a do a bit of sight seeing. We were made to feel very welcome and really enjoyed our...More

Thank Andy M
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Hi Andy M. Thank you for your fantastic review of the tour and our services. We are really pleased you both enjoyed our services and help while you stayed at Nest haven B&B. Yes, the "sensory wine and Napier deco tour" is a great tour...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My family did a private charter with John for the day and had a fabulous day. John is extremely knowledgeable about the region and the architecture and gave a very interesting tour. Doing the wineries as well is a great way to make the day...More

Thank Caroline R
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hi Caroline R: Thank you for taking the time to write your fantastic review. I am very pleased that the sightseeing and wine portion was enjoyed. The tour you had was varied and I love taking these as it is a great overview of this...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We really enjoyed the 4 hour scenic tour with John, he was very knowledgeable and showed us some amazing views from Te Mata Peak. He pointed out lots of interesting things along the way including many vineyards and orchards.More

Thank Alan G
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Hi npton16. Thank you for your lovely review. Yes, the views from the top of Te Mata Peak is "fantastic".. !! There is so much to see along the way as you pointed out. Again, thank you for taking the time to comment on your...More

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Irving F
10 December 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Irving Have no worries about the timing. We have been taking these tours for 12+ years now, same tour (too popular to change) and the ships arrival times (shore times overall) have not changed for the past 5 years. The... More
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Wendy K
22 June 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Hi Wendy - thank you for your enquiry Yes, we would start a tour for you based on a couple (2 people). You did not mention which tour. Regardless, if you complete the booking form on the site - I can get you all... More
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Kevin C
20 September 2016|
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Hi Kevin C: Yes, the tours we offer suit these times. This is the normal amount of time for Napier (sadly it is a very short time). We offer 2 tours. In very short form, 1 is a wine and City art deco tour while the other is... More
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